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Education - Smart Cities / Smart Cities (by Edx)


Smart cities such as Zurich and Boston have created networked, controllable environments where certain parts of the buildings or environments can be monitored and measured. With this functionality combined with fixed sensors and mobile devices, data and information have become the new building materials of future cities. Using this data, city dwellers are now contributing to both the design of future cities and the reconstruction of existing cities.

First of all, to cities built for people's comfort and peace, today's people produce large amounts of valuable data and thus contribute to what we call "smart cities". Since almost every building and every city is a model, these studies are still in their development phase and will require special attention and expertise as progress is made in this field.

In addition to learning the basics of knowledge cities and urban science research, this architectural-based education offers the chance to learn how to distinguish dynamic behaviors and urban-people-oriented learning, sensitive city understanding and smart city concepts. The cities presented and developed in this course use data and information flows that are the main drivers of transformation.

In order to deepen your knowledge about smart cities and to create a perspective on the future of these cities, citizen design science , urban and conceptual designs based on the experiences, culture and traditions of the city people are introduced. In addition, trainees will have access to the design research platform established for urban design science. Intelligent use of data and information is at the core of this training and these concepts will be the next generation tools of participatory design and design computing environments.

This course is part of the " Future Cities " XSeries and is based on the experience gained in its first two published courses: Future Cities and Livability in Future Cities.

Subjects expected to be learned at the end of the training:

  • The smart city concept and why it is still at the model level and what the challenges are

  • Defining the unique values ​​and information flows of cities of different scales

  • The concept of urban people design science and its importance for sensitive cities.

  • Understanding the science of complexity concept in terms of architecture and town planning

  • How we can interact with our own cities and how we can make planning about them through urban dwellers design science.

  • To be able to explain what a sensitive city is and determine the criteria that must be met for a city to be sensitive.

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